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Accuracy or Authenticity?

Anywhere near Edinburgh?

Heard about the ‘Previously’ Scotland’s History Festival?

274 events / 18 days / 5000 years of history.

I am excited to be running a 1 1/2 hour workshop on Writing Authentic Historical Fiction as part of this festival. (And hoping for a really good time!)

5:45pm Monday 18th November

Writing Authentic Historical Fiction. – Why the Devil is in the Detail.
Adam House, Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1HT

A writer’s workshop looking at topics such as –

Does authenticity = accuracy?
When accuracy gets in the way of the story.
Historical background – Can there be overload?
How important is detail?
How serious are anachronisms?

Join Margaret Skea, an award-winning short story writer and historical novelist, (author of the prize-winning novel Turn of the Tide) to examine the practicalities of writing convincing historical fiction.
£10.00 / £9.00 Book online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/9165667759/es2?rank=1&sid=89e87211460111e3acf012313913b211